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Niyamas ~ Yoga guidelines to live by ~ Tapas

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“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”

~ Jesse Owens

 

 

The third Niyama of the second branch of yoga is

Tapas तपस्

Yoga Sutra 2.43: Kaya indriya siddhir asuddhi ksayat tapasah

“Austerities destroy impurities and, with the resulting perfection in the mind, body and sense organs, physical and mental powers awaken.”
~ Gary Kissiah

Tapas is often translated as “heat” or ...

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Niyamas ~ Yoga guidelines to live by ~ Santosha

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Today we move on to the second niyama “Santosha” संतोष

Yoga Sutra 2.42: “Samtosad anuttamah sukha labhah”

“Contentment brings supreme happiness.”

~ Gary Kissah

“It is well worth analyzing the circumstances of those occasions on which we have been truly happy. For, as John Masefield says, “The days that make us happy make us wise.” When we review them, we shall amost certainly find that they had one characteristic in common. There were times when, for this ...

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Niyamas ~ Yoga guidelines to live by ~ Saucha

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Today we are moving on to the second limb of Patañali’s Yoga Sutras.
Just as a little refresher, the first limb is universal in its application and offers ethical guidelines on how we interact with others.
The second limb, the Niyamas, are more personal, support us on our path and our practice and provide us with a set of guidelines on how we treat ourselves.

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The Power of Yoga

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Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.”

~ B. K. S. Iyengar

 

Yes, I am passionate about yoga and to me the power of yoga is undeniable. Therefore I decided to add on to my previous blog “The Healing Power of Yoga”.

Today you will discover what blessings I have been receiving from practicing yoga, ...

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